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Red List Index (reef-building corals) [BIP]

Red List Index (reef-building corals) [BIP]

Indicator description

This version of the Red List Index is based only on data for reef-building coral species, and shows changes in the aggregate extinction risk of these species over time. The decline in the Red List Index for reef-building corals indicates that ecosystems supporting them are not currently being adequately safeguarded. There are a multitude of possible reasons for this decline, including climate change and ocean acidification, as well as unsustainable fishing practices.

Mapping with Sustainable Development Goals

SDG Target 14.2

By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans

SDG Target 14.3

Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels

Mapping with CITES Strategic Vision: 2008-2020

Objective 1.6

Parties cooperate in managing shared wildlife resources.

Objective 1.7

Parties are enforcing the Convention to reduce illegal wildlife trade.

Mapping with 4th Ramsar Strategic Plan 2016-2024

Ramsar Target 5

The ecological character of Ramsar sites is maintained or restored, through effective planning and integrated management.

Ramsar Target 12

Restoration is in progress in degraded wetlands, with priority to wetlands that are relevant for biodiversity conservation, disaster risk reduction, livelihoods and/or climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Mapping with SPMS 2015-2023

CMS Target 11

Migratory species and their habitats which provide important ecosystem services are maintained at or restored to favourable conservation status, taking into account the needs of women, indigenous and local communities, and the poor and vulnerable.